Our Story

We’ve long considered the walls of buildings as confining---most of our lives do take place in them, after all. But the way we see it, these structures now present an opportunity.

What if the cities you live and work in didn’t have to only hold priceless memories and events of your life? What if they were also the source of your financial security?

That’s exactly why we built Compound.

We think it’s unfair that only wealthy individuals and big institutions can invest in fast-growing cities in a meaningful way.

You’re here because you believe real estate is a worthwhile investment, even if you don’t have quite enough money to do it on your own.

We’re here to change that narrative by unlocking the world of real estate investing for you. We’re here to change what the face of ownership looks like.

You not only deserve to live and work in the world’s best cities. You deserve to own a piece of them, too.

At Compound, we do the heavy lifting of selecting, managing, and maintaining great apartments, and we give you the opportunity alongside us. We aim to deliver outstanding results while applying the highest standards of integrity and discipline to protect your investment.

We’re here to build the new American dream – a future in which absolutely everybody can own a piece of the cities they love.

Maybe you rent where you live, but now, you can own wherever you want.

Meet the hearts and minds behind
a young company with big plans

As stewards of your investments, our goal is to generate outstanding results while applying the highest standards of integrity and discipline to protect your investment. We’re reimagining the $2.7 trillion real estate investment industry for the next generation of investors.

Janine Yorio

Janine Yorio

Chief Executive Officer

Janine has over two decades of real estate investment experience. She was previously head of real estate development for Andre Balazs’ Standard Hotels, and before that was a Portfolio Manager at real estate private equity firm NorthStar Capital where she worked on hundreds of investments from origination to exit, five of which culminated in IPOs, including 4 publicly-listed REITs. Over the course of her career, she has managed over $2 billion in structured real estate investments ranging from CDOs and mezzanine loans to coliving and short-term rental strategies. She graduated from Yale University.

Jesse Stein

Jesse Stein

Chief Operating Officer

Jesse oversees real estate investment, operations, and new products for Compound. Previously, Jesse was a founding member and Chief Operating Officer of ETRE Financial, a real estate information technology company where he developed a trading platform specifically designed for real estate securities and partnered with Nasdaq on a series of REIT Indexes. He has a background in real estate investment banking and equities trading. Jesse is a graduate of Cornell University and also holds a Masters Degree in real estate investment from New York University. He is the founder and co-owner of the New York Empire, a professional ultimate frisbee team.

Manish Shah

Manish Shah

Head of Real Estate

Manish leads all asset and property management at Compound. He is principal/co-founder of Two Kings Real Estate where he has managed portfolios of real estate assets including controlling equity, preferred equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments acquired via private equity and corporate funds. His prior experience includes executing a turnaround of a publicly traded company with significant real estate assets, and managing over $1 billion in equity and debt transactions at Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley. Manish graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and graduated with honors and distinction in two majors from Yale University. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Yale’s Institute for Global Affairs.

TJ Kawamura

TJ Kawamura

Head of Product

TJ oversees product design for Compound’s web and mobile applications and internal technology development solutions. Previously, he has led business development efforts and advised several venture-capital backed real estate startups and has deep connections in the residential real estate development world. He speaks Japanese, is a licensed real estate broker in both New York and Florida, an avid collector of contemporary art, and a cryptocurrency enthusiast. He graduated from Bates College.

Dominik Janković

Dominik Janković

Lead Software Engineer

Dominik is Compound’s lead software engineer. Having deep experience with both mobile and web applications, he has previously worked in a technology role for companies across multiple industries. He studied Computer Science at the University of Zagreb and Zagreb’s University of Applied Sciences. He’s been coding since he was 8 years old, and when he isn’t working he’s likely dreaming about technology development.

David Felipe

David Felipe

UX and Graphic Design

David is an experienced graphic designer who creates all branding, print design and UX/UI for Compound’s web and mobile applications. He has been on the creative teams that have built web and mobile applications for Accenture, Zara, Oysho and Payever.

Julia Schwartz

Julia Schwartz

Marketing

Previously, Julia worked in marketing and investor relations at Neuberger Berman, an investment management firm with over $300 billion in assets under management. Julia graduated from Georgetown University.

Kostas Ketikidis

Kostas Ketikidis

Marketing & Strategic Partnerships

Kostas oversees business development operations including shareholder management and investor relations. He is an experienced business development executive in the real estate and hospitality industries, and has worked with our team since day one.

Lora Jackson

Lora Jackson

Operations & Property Management

Lora is responsible for human resources and operations at Compound. Previously, Lora worked for several real estate related businesses including a coliving company.

Jawwad Khan

Jawwad Khan

Head of Business Development

Jawwad is responsible for all business development and sales at Compound. He was recently Co-Founder and CEO at ShareTrade, Inc. a fintech startup dedicated to democratizing access to the stock market through fractional share trading. Previously he worked at Avenue Capital Group, Waterfall Asset Management, and Barclays Capital, focused in distressed debt, where he valued and securitized over $2 billion worth of residential whole loans and collateralized debt-obligations. He also invests and advises emerging companies that are solving for economic inefficiencies, having helped raise over $5 million from high net worth and angel investors. Jawwad is a graduate of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

Ryan Mula

Ryan Mula

Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales

Ryan oversees all institutional investor relations and strategic distribution relationships for Compound. Previously, he served as a VP of investor relations for Boston-based emerging manager Bireme Capital and as VP of Institutional Sales for Wellesley Asset Management, which managed over $2.5 billion in assets. He also has experience as a placement agent for real estate funds. Ryan began his career at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor and has advised numerous fintech startups. He attended Northeastern University, where he played varsity hockey. He holds FINRA licenses Series 7 and 63.

Our Advisory Board

We have leading industry experts advising us every step of the way.

David Santee

David Santee

Former COO
Equity Residential

Ron Kravit

Ron Kravit

Former Head
Cerberus Real Estate

Ian Nicholson

Ian Nicholson

Former CEO
Faena Group

Devavrat Shah, PhD

Devavrat Shah, PhD

Director/Professor
Data Science Center at MIT

Neil Inala

Neil Inala

Product Manager
Google

Linda Bethea

Linda Bethea

Marketing
Diageo, Pepsi & Frito Lay

Jim O'Reilly

Jim O'Reilly

Head of Equity Trading
Alliance Bernstein & Charles Schwab

Josh Mandel

Josh Mandel

Former Treasurer
State of Ohio

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At Compound, diversity is not an "initiative." It is fundamentally who we are. Achieving meaningful diversity means more than just finessing outward appearances or gaming measurable statistics; it's about bringing together people with a mix of unique experiences and opinions who might never otherwise meet — and encouraging the special alchemy that happens when they do.

When we add to our team, we look for talent in unconventional places and revisit exclusionary norms. We have a special fondness for veterans who have served our country. We also make an extra effort to seek out and work with other companies who do more than pay lip service to diversity. We know that better results come from thinking differently and being thoughtfully inclusive even if that means going against the grain.